OK, so I've been gaming since I was 12, which to some of you doesn't sound like much, until I point out that that was nearly 33 years ago. Yup, started with a Commodore C64 and never looked back.
My first "gaming rig" was the first PC that I bought, paid and assembled myself, back in 1993, a 486DLC 40MHz, I forget how much RAM it had, probably a meg or two, a 340meg HD and I think a Matrox graphics card, perfect for playing Doom and Duke on...
A few years (about 4), a few upgrades (more RAM, new graphics [newer Matrox], more HDs [1Gig, 2Gig an 800meg), additional cooling and overclocking] and I ran a BBS on it, later I left it behind to go overseas...
Roll on many years and due to travel, family and space, I've been playing on a series of laptops since, which for the likes of Command and Conquor, early NFS, etc have been passible.
My most recent laptop, a now 6 year old HP Pavilion dv6 (i7 quad, 8Gig, Radeon HD6770M 2Gig) was a marvel for playing Colin McRae, NFS and World of Tanks (with everything turned down...) but has recently been suffering, as I had it hooked to two full HD screens, plus the fan has a bit of a death rattle.
So it was time to bite the bullet and build a new rig. Budget? $1000
What did I really spend? About $1200 :)
What did I get:
So how does it play?
It rocks! It's a great HD gaming rig. I can turn everything up and as long as I lock vsync (I get stuttering if I turn it off), everything I've tried so far can play at max (WoT, WoW, WoWP, Forza Horizon).
Some of you are probably wondering why the Rx480 (especially at 8Gig) and not a 4G or a GTX1060 6Gig.
Two primary reasons:
What's in my future?
So, what do you think? Did I make the right choice? It's certainly cheaper and possibly more performant than a number of store bought $1200 PCs, though I haven't had to include the cost of monitor(s), keyboard/mouse, DVD/Bluray and OS.
No fanboy flaming please.
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